HELP Spay Neuter Clinic and Pike County Animal Control teamed up with local sponsors to provide free rabies vaccinations and microchips for Pike pets on March 11.
“HELP Spay Neuter Clinic has been meeting at Freshway since 2010 to provide spay/neuter services in Pike,” said HELP clinic manager Cindy Leopard. “We are so thankful to our sponsors so we could offer free services for Pike pets!”
Sponsors for the Paws for Pike event included Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, Ruth and Walker Chandler, Edge’s Transport, Double P Grading Inc, MRJ Construction Inc, Perkins Towing and Recovery and Morgan & Magusiak.
There were 120 total pet patients at Paws for Pike, including 92 dogs and 28 cats. The animals received a total of 81 rabies vaccinations, 67 microchips, 61 Da2ppv and 22 Fvrcp provided by PetcoLove. Participants also received a goody bag with treats, toys, poop bags and Frontline Gold flea and tick prevention.
Pike County Animal Control director Tanya Perkins said they hope to host another vaccination clinic and it may be held in the late fall.
“We would like to let citizens know the importance of microchips for getting lost dogs and cats back home when they are lost and pets having their rabies shots is very important and also required by law. The fine for no rabies vaccination is $100 plus court costs.”